The intestine is a long tube that runs from the stomach to the anus which helps in the absorption of water and nutrients from the food that we eat. The intestine consists of a large and small intestine along with the rectum. The small and large intestine works together whereas the anus helps in removing the waste in the form of stool. Intestines are in coiling form but when one of the parts slides into another part resulting in a condition known as Intestinal intussusception. Through this article, we are going to discuss  Intestinal intussusception in detail along with its treatment in Ayurveda.

What Is Intestinal Intussusception?

It is a serious condition leading to obstruction of the intestine which causes the fluid and food to get blocked in parts of the intestine. It is also responsible for cutting the supply of blood to the intestine, this can also result in tearing of the bowel, infection, and death of the tissue present in the intestine. It is found that intestinal intussusception is one of the causes for intestinal obstruction in 3year old children. The main cause for the disease is not known and is rarely seen in adults. Most of the adults are caused by tumors.

What Are The Signs And Symptoms?

The symptoms differ in adults and children as well and this includes

Symptoms are seen in Adults

It is rare to find in adults and the symptoms of this disease sometimes overlap with other disorders. Common symptoms noted are Vomiting and Nausea and sometimes it takes weeks to appear signs.

Symptoms are seen in Children

The signs that are seen in the early stages are loud crying due to pain in the abdomen but otherwise, the child appears healthy. You might also see that the child may pull his or her knees near their chest because of abdominal pain. The pain usually lasts for 15 to 20 minutes and in some cases more than that.

Other symptoms seen are

  • Vomiting
  • Lump see in the abdomen
  • Blood and Mucus while passing stool
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea

Complications:- If left untreated it leads to tissue death which results in the perforation in the intestinal wall and further leading to an infection called peritonitis. This infection can lead to life-threatening situations.

What Are The Causes?

In Children

The main cause for intestinal intussusception is still not known in most cases. It is often found that the disease is mostly seen in the winter season when the children are more prone to the virus and they show flu-like symptoms. It is believed that this plays a major role in causing the disease.

In Adults

The intussusception is usually caused by other related medical conditions or as a result of complications by medical procedures. This includes:-

  • Formation of scar-like tissue in the walls of the intestine.
  • Tumor or Polyp
  • Gastric bypass surgery for weight loss or other intestinal surgery
  • Inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease.

Risk factors

  • Age:- Children are most likely to develop this disease compared to adults. 6month to 3-year-old children are mostly seen with intestinal intussusceptions.
  • Sex:-Males are mostly at risk as compared to females.
  • Abnormally formed intestine during the time of birth.
  • Other conditions:- People who suffer from Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis, Celiac disease, and Henoch-Schonlein purpura which are a few conditions responsible for causing the disease.

What Are The Diagnosis?

The history of the patient is taken along with signs and symptoms. There are few tests that can help in diagnosing the disease and this includes:-

  • X-RAY
  • Ultrasound
  • CT-Scan
  • Barium enema


According to modern science, it is an emergency condition in order to avoid infection, and in some cases, surgery is done which can lead to other complications. According to Ayurveda, the obstruction is caused due to violation of Vata dosha. The disturbance of Vata results in dryness of the minute channels present in the intestine resulting in backward force. Therefore, lubrication is very important for the regulation of Vata Dosha. Ayurveda provides there effective herbal medicine that helps in the natural management of the disease.

Herbal Medicine Provided By Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a company that runs globally and provides herbal medicine that is 100 percent pure as well as natural. All the herbs are made under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor and each of the medicine is clinically tested. All the herbal remedies are free from chemicals, preservatives, and additives making them free from side-effects and safe to use. Here are the herbal medicine which will help in the management of the disease

  • Mahashankh Vati
  • Digestion support
  • Vara Churna
  • Vatsakadi Churna
  • Pitta Balance

Product Description

1. Mahashankh Vati

It is the herbal combination of Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Danti (Baliospermum montanum), Yavakshar (Natural Potassium carbonate), and many more. It contains anti-inflammatory and carminative properties which help in reducing the pain, and gives a soothing effect to the stomach. It is also useful in treating the ailments like hyperacidity, indigestion, or gas very commonly seen in Transient Intussusception patients, and treats ailments like fullness, diarrhea or constipation.

Dosage:- Two tablets twice daily after meals with water.

2. Digestion Support

This has proven to be the best herbal medicine for gastrointestinal tract related problems and is formed from herbs like  Pippali (Piper longum), Jeerak (Cuminum cyminum), Dhania (Coriandrum sativum), Amla (Emblica officinalis) etc. Digestion support helps in maintaining the pH levels in the stomach.

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with water after meals.

3. Vara Churna

It is made of three excellent herbs called Dhatri (Emblica officinalis), Pathya (Terminalia chebula), and Bhibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), all these herbs help in eliminating the toxins from the body. This churna is useful in giving strength to the intestines and removes weakness. This is also helpful in enhancing the metabolism of the body.

Dosage:- One teaspoonful twice daily with lukewarm water

4. Vatsakadi Churna

This churna has been found very helpful in digestion related problems like IBS, Gastritis, and also Intestinal intussusception. It is formulated with herbs like Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans), Chotti Eliachi (Elettaria cardamomum), Kutaz (Holarrhena antidysenterica), and many more. It is one of the excellent herbs which helps in reducing ailments like diarrhea and abdominal pain.

Dosage:- One teaspoonful after meals twice daily.

5. Pitta Balance

It is made from minerals like Praval pishti, Mukta pishti, Akik pishti, Kamdudha Ras, etc and it helps in balancing the Pitta dosha. Pitta balance helps in reducing the burning and aching sensation. It is also very useful in acidity, palpitation, headaches, anxiety, etc. Overall gives strength to the body and boosts immunity.

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with water after meals.


It is concluded that Transient Intussusception is a disease that can be easily managed through herbal medicine. Above mentioned herbal remedies provided by Planet Ayurveda will help to manage the disease naturally.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert Ayurvedic Doctor based in Chandigarh, India, and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic, and Krishna Herbal Company.